Undersea earthquake that hit Indonesian Island of Sumatra originated only 50 kilometers from city
Appeal comes at regional conference in Budapest, Hungary of the UN's International Search And Rescue Advisory Group
Meeting with Kim amid signs Pyongyang could restart nuclear talks
Father of captive Israeli soldier not optimistic about son's release, despite a videotape published on Friday showing he is alive, well
They monitor fragile truce as well as help with economic and educational development
Aid workers in Sumatra are increasingly pessimistic about finding more survivors, four days after a devastating tremor.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrives in North Korea as pressure mounts on Pyongyang to resume six-party nuclear talks.
Greeks go to the polls shortly in a snap general election that many expect to result in a change of government.
The runaway currency
|By AUNG ZAW|
|Humanitarian agencies in Rangoon cannot supply aid to eastern Burma, so cross-border assistance from Thailand must continue.|
|By WAI MOE|
|Aung San Suu Kyi meets with the Burmese junta’s liaison officer for the first time in nearly two years.|
|By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS|
| China and other allies of Burma’s ruling military regime have joined an international call for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi. |
|By WILLIAM BOOT|
| A European pension fund with investment assets of over US $6 billion has blacklisted the South Korean industrial conglomerate Daewoo International because of its activities in Burma. |
|By WAI MOE|
| With the deadline for a Burmese junta apology to monks set for Saturday, extra security forces appear on Rangoon streets. |
|By THE IRRAWADDY|
|Burmese traders are under increasing pressure from the military government to keep their prices stable following Friday’s introduction of the 5,000 kyat (US $5) banknote.|
A group of Burma’s ethnic political organizations in exile – the Ethnic Nationalities Council (ENC) - has urged US Senator James Webb not to condemn the junta’s 2010 election before... The US embassy in Rangoon has got in touch with lawyers to defend its detained citizen, Aung Kyaw Zaw, arrested on arrival in the former Burmese capital’s international...
|The Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Tripartite Core Group will raise US$ 103 million for Post-Nargis Humanitarian Activities, even as it has established an “ASEAN Cooperation...||Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s lawyer on Friday said the Rangoon division court’s decision to reject the appeal against her sentence is “legally flawed” as...|